Glaucoma: Expert urges regular eye checks for early detection

An Optometrist, Dr Chika Okereke, has advised people to undertake regular eye examination for early detection of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. Okereke, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Friday, said a lot of people, in spite of growing awareness on glaucoma, do not have their eyes…

LUTH to provide free glaucoma screening to public

The Guinness Eye Centre of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos State , would provide free glaucoma screening to the public between March 14 and March 15 from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. LUTH’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Kelechi Otuneme, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos in a statement, said the……

Akiolu to subjects: Prevent glaucoma

Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has  called on  Lagos residents to go for glaucoma screening to prevent blindness. Oba Akiolu said this when the management of Pfizer Specialties, the country’s arm of Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, paid the monarch a courtesy visit. Oba Akiolu said he has lived with the condition for over 21 years…

Life in the dark alley

…Challenges of visually impaired By Josfyn Uba And Henry Okonkwo In spite of the progress made in surgical techniques in many countries in the last decade, cataract (47.9%) remains the leading cause of visual impairment in many countries of the world. The degree varies, rescind in more developed societies. Other main causes of visual impairment…